Pottermania has hit over at the RevGals, and so they have a Harry Potter themed Friday Five. They also have one for those who aren't too excited about the new movie and book. I happen to be excited.
Option 1: Accio Friday Five!
1. Which Harry Potter book is your favorite and why?
I've become a big fan of The Order of the Phoenix. The character development was good, I thought, and really showed a lot of the young wizards coming into their own.
2. Which character do you most resemble? Which character would you most like to get to know?
I think Ron Weasley. Ron is a funny and trustworthy guy, but things just never seem to come together for him. He tries his best, but things often backfire and he ends up puking slugs. Plus, in the movies, he makes funny faces. And I'd really like to get to know Neville Longbottom better.
3. How careful are you about spoilers?
a) bring 'em on--even if I know the destination, the journey's still good
b) eh, I'd rather not know what happens, but I'm not going to commit Avada Kedavra if someone makes a slip
c) I will sequester myself in a geodesic dome to avoid finding anything out
Well, considering I found out the big shocker in The Half-Blood Prince before I read it (you know, the whole Snape/Dumbledore thing), and I handled it well, I think I'd go with option (b). I would have rather found out reading it in the book, but a friend didn't know I hadn't read it yet and mentioned it in a conversation. She felt much, much worse than I did.
4. Make one prediction/share one hope about book 7.
Mine are a lot similar to other peoples'. Please, don't let Harry die. If he dies, or has to sacrifice himself so that Voldemort can be defeated, that would be totally cliche and predictable. Please let Dumbledore and Sirius be alive. I know in real life that death is final, and the loved ones we lose don't get to come back. But this isn't real life. It's a book. And they can come back if you want them to!!!!
5. Rowling has said she's not planning any prequels or sequels, but are there characters or storylines (past or future) that you would like to see pursued?
I would LOVE to know what happens to all of the young wizards once they graduate. What do they go on to do? Who gets a job at the Ministry of Magic? Who joins the Defense against the Dark Arts? Who goes on and becomes a teacher at Hogwarts, or a famous scholar, or something like that! I'd love to know!!
Option 2: Please Mommy, Anything But Those Blankety-Blank Books!
And we do mean anything:
1. Former U.S. First Lady "Lady Bird" Johnson died this week. In honor of her love of the land and the environment, share your favorite flower or wildflower.
I'd say lilacs or daisies. I love the way that lilacs smell, and I love the way that daisies look.
2. A man flew almost 200 miles in a lawn chair, held aloft by helium balloons. Share something zany you'd like to try someday.
Definitely not THAT. I'd completely wet myself. I'm more for something tame like traveling to all 50 states in an RV or something like that.
3. Do you have an iPhone? If not, would you want one?
No and no.
4. Speaking of which, Blendtec Blenders put an iPhone in one of their super-duper blenders as part of their "Will It Blend?" series. What would YOU like to see ground up, whizzed up or otherwise pulverized in a blender?
I would love it if cops would pull over people who are driving and talking on the cellphone, and then make the people watch as their cellphones are blended in the blender. I saw someone nearly run another person off the road because she was blabbering into her cellphone and not paying attention when she changed lanes.
5. According to News of the Weird, a jury in Weld County, Colo., declined to hold Kathleen Ensz accountable for leaving a flier containing her dog's droppings on the doorstep of U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, apparently agreeing with Ensz that she was merely exercising free speech. What do you think? Is doggy doo-doo protected by the First Amendment?
I think that's asinine. Putting a bag of dog poo is NOT exercising free speech. It's putting crap on someone's porch. It required Musgrave, or someone else, to remove the dog crap from her own property and dispose of it. It sounds stupid and immature to me, and not like a useful or legitimate exercise of free speech. Why don't we all exercise OUR free speech and go put dog poo on the porch of the judge/jury who ruled this?